AVAILABLE POSITIONS Lead Economy Designer – Star Wars: Hunters

We are looking for a Lead Economy Designer to join us at BossAlien, a division of NaturalMotion, in creating Star Wars™: Hunters, a competitive arena combat game for the Nintendo Switch system and mobile devices. Star Wars: Hunters will bring players together to engage in thrilling, team-based, multiplayer battles featuring a diverse array of distinctive new Star Wars characters.

In this role, you will take responsibility for managing the game’s in-world economy, maintaining an engaging and rewarding player journey while supporting business goals through deliberate tuning and optimization.

You will champion the thoughtful and harmonious integration of new features and systems into the game economy, and provide design and tuning support across the game with particular eye towards the overarching meta-experience.

Your experience in maintaining an extensible and flexible economy framework will allow you to both plan for the long-term impact of new features while rapidly iterating in response to live data.

As the economy lead, you will need to be proactive and collaborative in your role, working closely with stakeholders across different disciplines, and provide clear communication and documentation to the wider team.

Lastly, you will take responsibility for leading and growing the economy design team, providing guidance to your colleagues, challenging their assumptions, and motivating them to excel in their role.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing the game’s in-world economy, including currencies, player progression systems, and reward vectors.

  • Developing progression models to optimize the player journey; working closely with analytics to build detailed economy simulations.

  • Collaborating with product management to support business considerations and optimization of key performance indicators.

  • Managing data integration pipelines, ensuring the successful integration of new systems, content, and tuning parameters.

  • Collaborating closely with teams to provide design and tuning support for new features and content.

  • Managing the economy design team, defining and overseeing areas of responsibility across the game.

Requirements:

  • Experience managing in-game economies; designing and tuning complex meta-game systems.

  • Experience developing player progression models; defining progression curves and content pacing.

  • Mastery of spreadsheet software, i.e. Excel or Google Sheets, as well as related data formats.

  • Experience with managing data integration pipelines in a live game; supporting rapid iteration and deployment of tuning changes.

  • Strong understanding of key performance indicators and best practices surrounding experimentation and optimization.

Pluses:

  • Experience working in the mobile game space, or more generally with free-to-play economies.

  • Experience managing content driven economies revolving around cosmetics, animations and other virtual goods.

  • Experience working with competitive multiplayer games and related systems.

  • Experience leading and mentoring design talent.

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Take-Two RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

Hiring Update: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

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Careers Category: Game Design

Careers location: Remote, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Onsite

Requisition ID: P211412

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Zynga does not engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov